Judge Tells Family Too Bad, So Sad: Your $80M In Rare Coins Belong To The Government

Judge Tells Family Too Bad, So Sad: Your $80M In Rare Coins Belong To The Government

In yet another example of why it’s kind of crappy to be a grownup, the rule of “finders, keepers” doesn’t work beyond the playground’s boundaries. A federal judge ruled recently that 10 rare gold coins valued at about $80 million that had disappeared from the Philadelphia Mint decades ago belong to the U.S. government, and not a family that found them in a safety deposit box. Bummer. [More]

Government's Customer Service Ratings Improve, Still Not Great

Government's Customer Service Ratings Improve, Still Not Great

Did you know that President Barack Obama signed an executive order in April that requires federal agencies to improve their customer service? Yeah, me either. But maybe fewer people will want to nominate the federal government as the Worst Company in America in 2012, because a recent survey by federal IT network MeriTalk indicates that the quality of customer service from the government is going up. A little. 31% of respondents said that they were satisfied with government services, up from 24% last year. The highest-rated agencies? The Social Security Administration and the IRS. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/26/the-car-warranty-robocalls-may/

The car warranty robocalls may have ground to a halt, but are you still besieged by credit card and home mortgage scam robocalls? Don’t worry. Ever-vigilant Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is on the case, asking the federal government to intervene.

How Can We Save Our Debt-Swamped Government?

How Can We Save Our Debt-Swamped Government?

The United States is $10.2 trillion in debt. Like countless Americans, our government has spent beyond its means and needs help getting back on its feet. We recently received a panicked email from White House Budget Director Jim Nussle…

Don’t Forget to Vote, ChoicePoint vs US Government

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Round 13: US Government vs. ChoicePoint

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Round 12: Sony BMG vs US Government

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Worst Company in America: Tier 1 Results

Worst Company in America: Tier 1 Results

Ladies and Gentlemen, your Tier 1 champions! Some no-brainers, squeakers and absolute pummeling.

Round 8: Enron vs. U.S. Government

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Ladies and Gentlemen, we present the clash of the titans.